Man charged with murdering 74-year-old woman in Melbourne

A man has been arrested and charged over the murder of an elderly woman found dead in Melbourne’s south-east.

The 74-year-old woman’s body wound found at a London Street address at around 4pm on Tuesday, 19 April.

In a statement released to media late on Friday, detectives confirmed a 44-year-old man had been arrested in relation to the woman’s death.

He has since been charged with one count of murder.

Refused bail, he was due to appear at an out-of-sessions court hearing last night.

Ex-husband arrested over woman’s brutal murder in Sydney’s south

The former husband of a woman who was allegedly bludgeoned to death with a cricket bat at her home in Sydney’s south on Sunday has been arrested following a police pursuit.

The 51-year-old woman was allegedly bashed to death in her Beachcomber Avenue home in Bundeena at around 3pm on Sunday.

It’s alleged the woman was brutally beaten with a cricket bat.

The woman’s 17-year-old son was also injured. He was taken to Sutherland Hospital for treatment.

Police have spent the hours since searching for the woman’s estranged husband who was identified as the alleged attacker.

He was arrested on Wallace Street in Braidwood at around 5pm on Monday following a brief police pursuit along the Kings Highway.

He arrested and treated by paramedics for minor facial injuries.

Police say the man will be taken to Queanbeyan Police Station for questioning.

Woman beaten to death with cricket bat in horror domestic in NSW

Emergency services have swooped on a street in Sydney’s south where a woman has reportedly been beaten to death with a cricket bat and her son bashed unconscious following a domestic argument.

The horrific attack is alleged to have unfolded at a house in Beachcomber Avenue at Bundeena at around 3pm Sunday afternoon.

The scene of the alleged brutal assault in Bundeena PHOTO: 7 News Sydney @7NewsSydney

The scene of the alleged brutal assault in Bundeena PHOTO: 7 News Sydney @7NewsSydney

A man, believed to be the woman’s son, was also attacked.

He was beaten unconscious and has since been rushed to hospital with serious head injuries.

It’s believed the pair were attacked by a man, believed to be the woman’s ex-husband, who remains at large.

Distraught family and neighbours console each other in the street PHOTO: 7 News Sydney @7NewsSydney

Distraught family and neighbours console each other in the street PHOTO: 7 News Sydney @7NewsSydney

More than half-a-dozen emergency vehicles have lined the street as investigations in the assault get away.

This is a breaking news story. There is no further information available.

Woman in custody after man stabbed to death in Queensland unit

A 24-year-old woman remains in police custody following the stabbing death of a man in the Queensland mining town of Mount Isa.

The man, also aged 24, was found critically injured inside a unit on Dempsey Street after being stabbed in the chest just before 1am on Saturday.

He died at the scene.

The unit block was sealed off and declared a crime scene, with detectives confirming they are treating the death as suspicious.

A 24-year-old woman was arrested and taken into police custody for questioning.

No charges have yet been laid.

As investigations continue, police are urging witnesses to come forward.

Fourth person charged following discovery of man’s body in old mine

Homicide detectives have charged a fourth person over the murder of a 56-year-old man whose body was found dumped in a disused mine in regional Victoria.

The 56-year-old’s remains were located in the old mine at Whroo, around 160km north of Melbourne, on Saturday 12 March.

A 24-year-old Kyabram man was arrested on Friday and charged with accessory after the fact to murder.

It follows the arrest of a 26-year-old Traralgon man charged with murder, and a 30-year-old Tongala woman and a 34-year-old Echuca man charged with accessory after the fact.

The 24-year-old fronted the Shepparton Magistrates’ Court where he was bailed to reappear on 30 August.

Detectives say they have now arrested all those believed to have been involved in the 56-year-old’s murder.

Despite the arrests, police are calling for people to come forward who may have purchased property belonging to the deceased man.

It is understood that between February and March this year, a number of household items were sold from a property at 8 Larsen Street in Mooroopna and police are asking those people to please make themselves known.

The various items were advertised online and through word-of-mouth and police are hoping to reunite the belongings with the family of the deceased man.